Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
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8.4
Excellent

"Nice good place with very friendly staff"

Rahul

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February 11, 2018

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What guests are saying:
It is a really nice hostel in a good central location.
Maciej from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Room was nice and staff was friendly.
ming from Australia
Family with young children
What do i need to say more! Hospitable and super friendly staff. Always smiling! :D Brilliant service and help while booking a wildlife River Cruise. Clean Rooms, good breakfast (included). Such a nice place to stay!
Nicole from Netherlands
Couple
everything was great
Irena from Philippines
Couple
In a walking distance from Kinabalu park office. Staffs are so nice and sweet. They been helpful all the time. In our room we have the best view of mount Kinabalu. In general, this is a place I would love to stay again when I travel to Ranau.
Yanheng from Taiwan
Couple
We stayed for three nights at the Akinabalu YH and then again for another two nights after going to the Kinabalu NP. It is a nice place to stay in a good area of town. The staff are very helpful. The breakfast is basic of white bread, butter, jam, tea & coffee.
Elizabeth from Australia
Couple
i stayed in this hostel for 3 nights,generally it left me a rather good impression.the staff are very friendly and helpful for provided me a lot of useful information,and the most important thing is,i made many good friends in there,unforgetable trip.
Kai from China
Solo traveler
everything was good except room was quite depressing, window to the room was broken
Irena from Ukraine
Couple

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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8.0
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Excellent value for money
8.4
Recommended by 98% of guests
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.1 km
  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Air conditioning

  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Smoking area

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1 King Family Suite with Bunk Beds
1 King Family Suite with Bunk Beds
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed ...
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Dormitory
Dormitory
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Air Conditioning
Double Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room - 3 Pax
Family Room - 3 Pax
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory Fan
Dormitory Fan
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Double Bed Fan
Double Bed Fan
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Shared Female Room with Bunkbeds
Shared Female Room with Bunkbeds
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    What people love about the property

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Very nice place"

      Richard

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      May 9, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Overall the staff and the facilities are good and convenient."

      sabrina

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      April 25, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Friendly & welcoming staff."

      Jessica

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      October 24, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Good location , clean and comfortable, nice staff"

    loo

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    March 24, 2018

    An overview

    Offering spacious and clean rooms with excellent amenities, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is a great place of stay when visiting Borneo. During your stay, visit Gaya Street, where can you walk around the weekly bazaar and enjoy shopping, you are also within access to all the other parts of the city. The friendly staff and great services at Akinabalu Youth Hostel will definitely make your stay a great one.

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Nice and clean , good location"

    loo

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    March 24, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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    Agoda Reviews (539)Booking.com Reviews (230)
    8.0
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    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities8.1
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.4
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sage from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    One of the best!”
    This is a great hostel! There is a wonderful social/chill area that stays cool except during the very hottest part of the day. Breakfast is great with fresh fruit and homemade cake. My first night I stayed in an AC dorm. It was a little dark and small but very clean. Following nights I slept in the fan dorm. This is a great dorm room! It has a wall of windows, three big fans, and plenty of space. Even though there are 10 beds it doesn't feel cramped at all. And it stays cool all day long with a great cross breeze. The facilities themselves are always clean. Hint: go down one floor for better showers. The only negative was that they should have more electricity outlets, there are not enough for the number of beds. What really makes this place special is the staff. All of the ladies were super helpful and kind. Stay here!
    Reviewed November 23, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Yeuan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Nice”
    Its a nice backpacker hostel, have everything a backpacker needs. The bed is quite soft and sink in the center. Otherwise the toilet is clean, breakfast is good, there is a fridge which allow guest to store thier foods, cooked water for drinking. Location is jUST at gaya street, Sunday market is just below the hostel. Near by have bakuteh, laksa, ban Mee to eat. Thier aircond is centrally controlled and have timing to switch on and off.
    Reviewed August 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    guohui from China
    Business traveler
    Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018
    welcome to akinabalu hostel”
    such a nice place , living like at home ,
    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Teng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
    The room is too dark and small”
    This is the 5th backpacker hostel I have stayed in Kota Kinabalu. I felt I was staying in a jail, no natural sunray at all in the bedroom even though it was a sunny day (no window facing outside), the room was small and really dark even with the light on, the wall that painted with a dark color makes it worse.......for the first time I felt stress, hard to breathe and can't get into sleep while traveling. The only good thing was the hostel has a big lobby for guest to rest, unlimited drinks(coffee, tea) and I enjoy the fresh papaya fruits they serve as breakfast (others: sausages, cakes, boiled eggs, bread, mayonnaise, jam,manggi noodle). If you are looking for a long stay hostel and a place that you can rest in the bedroom especially in the afternoon, this is not a good choice for you.....
    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Andrew from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018
    Great Location, 24 Hour Access, Friendly Staff”
    I don't stay in hostels much, but if you go in knowing you share a room with bunk beds, there is no AC, and it's a shared bathroom, then what's left is cleanliness, staff, and location. All these are met and exceeded for the given price and well worth the money. Thanks Akinabalu Hostel!
    Reviewed February 01, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Siti from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018
    Clean and Great Location”
    I stayed one night. The place was clean and cozy. The location was great
    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fizzy from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Perfect place to relax and plan your next trip. ”
    I was here just to meet up my fellow who at that moment stayed in this hostel. I don't expect much. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hostel was consistently clean every time. Absolutely great experience to chill with my fellow. Breakfast was really nice with quite a lot of option. The common area pretty spacious to hang out with other travelers. Though, the atmosphere pretty comfortable and relaxing, not that social party hostel which is excellent to plan your next trip ahead sitting down have some writing.
    Reviewed October 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    FLORA from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Good”
    A pleasant stay with friendly staff.
    Reviewed December 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Louise from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018
    Great hostel, the best I've tried in KK”
    Best hotel out of 5 I've tried. Clean showers and toilets stocked with paper and soap. Clean, comfortable room, great location, big comfortable communal area. Helpful, friendly staff and good breakfast. Just wish the dorm was cheaper for when I travel alone!
    Reviewed January 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Louise from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
    Excellent place, the best hostel I've tried in KK so far”
    There is a lovely big open space as the communal area so you can actually move, this I now consider to be a luxury! The breakfast is great with the options of toast, instant noodles, fruit, eggs and sausages and coffee and tea are available all day. The facilities are always clean and well stocked with essentials (soap and toilet paper) and the showers are good. Definitely the best hostel I've stayed in out of 5 so far in KK.
    Reviewed December 31, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maciej from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Double Bed Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
    Good location”
    It is a really nice hostel in a good central location. The room and shared bathrooms are extremally nice and clean. The included breakfast is tasty (it was usually a toast bread, jam, fruits, cake and sometimes sausages so not too bad!). There is also a really tasty restaurant downstairs with the best Laksa in Malaysia!
    Reviewed October 10, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jhumar from Philippines
    Couple
    Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    One of the best hostels in KK”
    Excellent location, just a minute walk from the bus stop and it's along Gaya Street. It really worth, easy and convenient to go around. The staff were friendly. We stayed in a private room. Breakfast can be better.
    Reviewed October 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Richard from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017
    wow just a nice place”
    in a good area of town, staff over the top helpful, got me scooter and help with few other things while took break from my bicycle. breakfast simple some people over so it so they might be slow to respond but if you ask they get it. booked for a few stayed longer. very nice place
    Reviewed May 09, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Richard from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
    nice backpackers ”
    lots of fellow backpackers, some nice tours can be booked. local car or moter bike rental not so good as can't take vechics out of town. other wise staff very friendly and helpful, all one needs is close by. plenty of local food and western food places close. Sunday market just on street under hostel.
    Reviewed April 24, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    ming from Australia
    Family with young children
    Double Bed Fan
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    Best hostel that we could find in Kinabalu”
    Definitely worth the money! It is a pearl in the hostel world of kinabalu. Room was nice and staff was friendly. Common area was huge and attracted us at first glance. Many tourists so great atmosphere as well. Cant ask for more!
    Reviewed December 29, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    tzuying from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    Super convenient and safe location ”
    If you have early flight on last night in Sabah, this is great place and price to stay when you only use hotel for put suitcase and sleep less than 6hours . It's right above Sunday market. 10min walk to Suria shopping mall, 5 min to supermarket, 15min walk to night marke. Little tips night market is exactly same as Sunday market beside night market open everyday and same vender same product with cheaper price than Sunday market. So if you go to Sunday market don't forget to bargain."
    Reviewed October 14, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tommaso from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Bed Fan
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016
    Great value”
    This is a great place to stay if you are on a budget. Large, clean communal area with a good free breakfast, considering what you pay (toast with jam, chocolate spread, peanut butter, noodles, eggs). Double room was spacious and clean. Bathroom quite clean but had some hair in the showers. We never had to wait for a free toilet or shower. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere (not a party hostel which we liked as we slept well!) I would definitely stay here again.
    Reviewed September 20, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Adria from United States
    Couple
    Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
    Great hostel - location, staff, amenities”
    We really enjoyed our stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. The location is great - really central to Kota Kinabalu. The room was super clean and the staff were always tidying the bathrooms and the common areas. The staff were lovely - a lot friendlier than some other places we stayed. They were accommodating with luggage storage before we checked in and allowing us to hang around before a late flight. We chose not to have breakfast here because after travelling so much, white toast just wasn't doing it for us anymore. Overall, I would recommend this hostel for a stay in KK!
    Reviewed July 12, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Tram from Vietnam
    Couple
    Double Bed Fan
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014
    friendly staff, good location ”
    friendly staff, good location and budget price
    I miss ferry from Labuan to KK, and miss the room at the day booking room, but the staff is very nice to change me to next, so appriciate about that The room is simple, but the location is so good, in Sunday market area, 10mins walking from ferry, near Centrepoint and Suria Sabah, opposite Clock Tower, near centre market
    Reviewed July 03, 2014
    6.4
    Good
    Su from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Good”
    Maybe if each bed with a plug will be better.
    Reviewed November 27, 2018
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    • Exceptional location
    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    • South Bus Terminal is within 1.43 km